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Zacchini v. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Co.
Citation:433 U.S. 562 (1977)
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The plaintiff, Zacchini, was an entertainer who performed a “human cannonball” act. Zacchini regularly performed this act at the county fair in Burton, Ohio. A freelance reporter for the defendant, Scripps-Howard, attended the fair with his video camera. Zacchini noticed the reporter and asked him not to record his act. The reporter did not record the act that night, but returned the following night and recorded the entire act. Scripps-Howard aired Zacchini’s entire act on its 11PM news broadcast with positive commentary. Zacchini sued.
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